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Proof . The ﬁrst statement follows from the fact that for all G ∈ G : Y dP , with Y G-measurable and P -integrable. , M´etivier (1968). 129 (tower law). Let Y ∈ L1 (Ω, F , P ). For any two subalgebras G and B of F such that G ⊂ B ⊂ F , we have 38 1 Fundamentals of Probability E[E[Y |B]|G] = E[Y |G] = E[E[Y |G]|B]. Proof . For the ﬁrst equality, by deﬁnition, we have E[Y |G]dP = G E[Y |B]dP = Y dP = G G E[E[Y |B]|G]dP G for all G ∈ G ⊂ B, where comparing the ﬁrst and last terms completes the proof.

If X is a Gaussian variable, then E[X] = m and V ar[X] = σ 2 . 3. If X is a discrete, Poisson-distributed random variable, then E[X] = λ, V ar[X] = λ. 4. If X is binomially distributed, then E[X] = np, V ar[X] = np(1 − p). 4 Expectations 23 1 5. If X is continuous and uniform with density f (x) = I[a,b] (x) b−a , a, b ∈ R, 2 (b−a) then E[X] = a+b 2 , V ar[X] = 12 . 6. If X is a Cauchy variable, then it does not admit an expected value. 80. Let X : (Ω, F ) → (Rn , BRn ) be a vector of random variables with P -integrable components Xi , 1 ≤ i ≤ n.

Xn ), let B ∈ BRq and B1 ∈ BRn−q . Then P ([Y ∈ B] ∩ [Z ∈ B1 ]) = PX ((Y, Z) = X ∈ B × B1 ) = fX (x)dμn B×B1 = dμq (x1 , . . , xq ) B fY (x)dμq = B = fX (x)dμn−q (xq+1 , . . , xn ) B1 B1 dPY B B1 fX (x) dμn−q fY (y) fX (x) dμn−q , fY(y) where the last equality holds for all points y for which fY (y) = 0. By the deﬁnition of density, the set of points y for which fY (y) = 0 has zero measure with respect to PY , and therefore we can write in general P ([Y ∈ B] ∩ [Z ∈ B1 ]) = dPY (y) B B1 fX (x) dμn−q .